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Mission Blue Wins Emmy

Mission Blue, a Netflix documentary that follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle's campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste has won the 2015 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing. In total the film was nominated for three Emmys.

Mission Blue premiered on Netflix in August 2014. Directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cover) and Robert Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist), the film is a highly personal look at how both the oceans and Dr. Earle have changed over the course of her career. Speaking about the film to National Geographic, Dr. Earl said, “A lot of things surprised me. I've worked with many photographers and filmmakers over the years and have learned a lot about the way artists with cameras see the world. They try to tell stories. They try to take viewers to another place, to hold their attention. It's telling a truth while telling a story. What I was not quite as comfortable with was the personal journey, it seemed less relevant to me than the issues facing the ocean. But Fisher Stevens said, "People will want to see how you have managed to do what you have done, and how you have become a witness." So with a deep sigh I said, "OK, you are the experts."

The award for Outstanding Editing was presented 20 September 2015 at the 67th Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and broadcast on Fox from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

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